Windows 10 has been out roughly a month. And yes, Microsoft is offering up a FREE Upgrade - so who can resist? Right?
Here is our take on Windows 10 - don't be in such a rush that you have to be one of the first to upgrade!
We have done SOME initial LIMITED compatibility testing with our software and so far everything appears to be running fine. Some customers have already upgraded (without even contacting us to ASK if our software is compatible). Some had issues and expected us to fix it NOW - others appear to be running fine. BUT..........
We realize that many people feel that they want to be at the leading edge of technology and have all of the latest and greatest. But seriously people - you are all running businesses! Do you really want to attempt to run business critical software programs and hardware on a system that is brand new right out of the box? Do you know if the software and/or hardware that you use on a daily basis to run your business is even compatible with Windows 10 or not?
If you use an older version of QuickBooks (2014, 2013, 2012). it *might* work just fine for you. Then again, it might not work at all and you'll be scrambling to find answers that just don't exist yet.
Let me tell you about my experience with updating a Windows 7 laptop that qualified for the "Free Windows 10 upgrade."
As I said, I've done some preliminary testing with QuickBooks and our software. Here are my findings so far (remember these are PRELIMINARY!):
I have not yet done any testing with QuickBooks 2014 and will update this article when I have.